cleaned the oven like a typical male. The result was not good. OK
ladies you can stop laughing now.
Had to clean up the rings after cooking, seems that Argentium does
not like roast beef residue etc.
Will now get another oven for the Argentium.
But interestingly put on my gem setting glasses to clean the rings
up wow was I lazy or what? Learned a big lesson here. Found scratches
and marks I did not see with my normal bench glasses.
Now these rings are perfectly polished and wow does Argentium shine
Doing the next step this week bezel set stones and reticulation.
Already got orders for rings in Argentium. Will be posting what
happens I expect what I do with sterling not to work the same way
with Argentium and OK it will stuff up. But I will work out how to do
it. And of course share on Orchid. If I have time after reading
Gerry’s posts, damn homework LOL but so much appreciated. Thanx
Argentium seems hard to reticulate I think people have used too thin
metal I will try with my sterling size 1.5 mm thick by 10 mm wide. If
I stuff it up will cry, swear and scream and get over it. And go back
to sterling for reticulation.
One interesting thing the Argentium easy solder moves a lot slower
than sterling easy and you have to keep the heat up to it to get it
to move. I like this though, could be good for newbies at soldering.
all the best